From Storm Team 2’s Laura Smith
Good morning! You can go ahead and look forward to a fantastic Sunday. We will see a ton of sunshine and it will still feel like summer even though the fall season has officially begun. Highs will soar in the mid to upper 80s inland and the low 80s at the beach.
If you are headed to the Charleston Southern, Clemson, or South Carolina football game make sure you take the sunglasses with you and dress light. It will be very warm for kickoff.
Tonight will be a great night to flip burgers and hang outside. We’ll see temperatures drop down in the mid to upper 60s inland and around 70 at the beaches under a mainly clear sky.
The sunshine continues Sunday through next week with a very slim chance for developing isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Maria continues to pull away from the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands as a category 3 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center expects Maria to stay well offshore and not to impact the Lowcountry directly. However, swell energy from the hurricane will combine elevated tide levels to produce an enhanced risk of minor tidal flooding and beach erosion .
Be alert for rip currents, standing water on some roadways, mainly during the evening hours, and continued damage to the beaches.